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Auto supplier Yorozu opens Jasper plant growing toward 300 jobs

Toyota

JASPER, Alabama – Auto parts maker Yorozu on Tuesday marked the grand opening of its $110 million manufacturing plant in Walker County, where hiring has been ramping up and will continue to grow. A grand opening ceremony at the Yorozu facility included a ribbon...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Toyota-Mazda plant caps Alabama auto sector’s successful year

Toyota

Toyota-Mazda’s plans to build a $1.6 billion, 4,000-job auto assembly plant in Huntsville form the latest chapter in the story of Alabama’s robust auto industry, which just wrapped up another successful year. 2017 saw major investments and innovative plans for new technologies, as the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Toyota-Mazda selects Alabama for $1.6 billion auto plant with 4,000 jobs

Toyota

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey joined Toyota and Mazda leaders today to announce that the automakers have selected Huntsville, Alabama, as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant. The new plant will have the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles annually, with production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama leaders seek to strengthen bonds at SEUS Japan 40

Toyota

GREENVILLE, South Carolina – Business leaders from across Alabama are participating in an international conference that seeks to strengthen economic and cultural ties between the southeastern U.S. and the country of Japan. The 40th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S.-Japan & Japan-U.S. Southeast...

Written by Dawn Azok

Southern Automotive Conference brings industry leaders to Alabama

Toyota

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Key auto industry decision makers from across the Southeastern U.S. and beyond will be in Alabama this week to learn about new innovations, share solid business practices and build stronger relationships with their colleagues. The Southern Automotive Conference, which kicks off...

Written by Dawn Azok

Toyota to invest $106M in Alabama engine plant, add 50 jobs

Toyota

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Toyota today announced plans to invest $106 million and add 50 jobs at its Alabama engine plant, the latest expansion for the Huntsville facility that is a key part of the automaker’s global operations. The investment will provide for a complete...

Written by Dawn Azok

Study: Toyota engine plant supports 9,700 Alabama jobs

Toyota

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Global automaker Toyota is a key contributor to Alabama’s economy, supporting an estimated 9,700 jobs at its Huntsville engine factory and its suppliers and spinoff operations. Those findings are part of a new study by the Center for Automotive Research, which...

Written by Dawn Azok

GLOBAL POWER: Alabama engine operations fill key role for automakers

Toyota

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Alabama is not only one of the top producers of vehicles in the U.S., it’s also a major source of the power under their hoods. Last year, state manufacturers combined to turn out more than 1.75 million engines, and those assembly...

Written by Dawn Azok

Mercedes held keys to start Alabama auto industry boom

Toyota

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – In the 20 years since Mercedes-Benz began producing the M-Class SUV in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama’s auto industry has roared to life in communities across the state. Vehicle production has steadily risen to make Alabama one of the Top 5 auto-producing states...

Written by Dawn Azok

RECORD YEAR: Alabama auto production accelerates to all-time high in 2016

Toyota

Alabama’s auto production climbed to a new record high in 2016, as workers at the state’s three auto assembly plants kept up a brisk pace of building SUVs, pickups and sedans for markets around the world. The Alabama factories of Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz...

Written by Dawn Azok

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